MAY DAY! MAY DAY!
The deadline for entering the 10K Loops Contest from Rug Hooking Daily is May 31, 2021, so there's still plenty of time to make a small project, around 2 square feet (or approximately ten thousand loops!).
But it doesn't have to be something you come up with on the spot, it can be any small project that meant something to you. Maybe you made a project to commemorate a special occasion, or maybe you made a cool project from an inspiring class you took. As I always say, every rug has a story and we love to read all about them!
The winners will be chosen by the membership of Rug Hooking Daily. First place: $150, Second place: $90, Third place: $60. And all of the entries will be included in a book, so you'll be famous forever and ever. Click here for entry information.
Sharon Johnston is still hard at work (or should I say play?). Here's her latest Garden Series. She started it in the dead of winter when she couldn't garden, so she conjured up some gardening magic inside! You can learn about all of her innovative rug hooking techniques in our new book, Breaking the Boundaries, The Rug Hooking Artistry of Sharon Johnston.
And did I mention there are 5 easy practice projects in the book? Any one of them would make a splendid entry in the contest (hint hint!).
BIG NEWS: Save That Rug! won the eLit Book Awards 2021!
The sales of my rug repair book have been going very well. So well, in fact, I am hoping that there are a few other repairers out there to share some of the work! I can't take all of the repair jobs, there's not enough time in the world, but there is a never-ending need for more people to take up this challenging and satisfying practice. Anyone who can hook a rug can learn these easy repair techniques. Please let me know if you are interested in doing this kind of work, and I'll share my requests, so people don't have to wait so long for me to get through my waiting list.
AND IN OTHER NEWS: The Boy Who Wrote Poetry won the Bronze Award in the eLit Book Awards!
It's the inspirational story of a young man, Mark Ford, (my brother) who followed his dream to write. Although he died tragically at the age of eighteen, he left behind a legacy of poetry that is as transcendent and uplifting as it was the day he died in 1970. Told through letters, photographs and interviews with family and friends, this is the story of a prolific artist who didn't wait to express his voice. Mark said, "This collection of poetry is my own searching for an identity. I write so that I may understand, and so that others may understand it, too."
I hope that when my last account is due
That I may cleanse the coarseness from my view
May give so pure a gift of life to youth;
And may the child be wise, at least that day
And realize the depth of truth before
The memory forever fades away; and may
He have the wisdom not to ask for more
That's it for now. Whew!
Happy Hooking Everyone!